Get Involved


Kirkgate loves working with local businesses.

Friday night is Pizza Night.

We collaborate with local pizzeria Fermento Italian Kitchen every Friday night film night.  You can order your pizza from Fermento and we will collect your pizza and have it delivered to your table at our Egremont Room bar prior to film screening. Delivery time slots – every ten minutes from 6 to 6.30pm.

Tuesday Treats

We are collaborating with Mountain Magic Wood Fired Pizza who park up outside Kirkgate every Tuesday. You can order directly whether or not you are visiting an event at Kirkgate and collect your hot pizza from their van outside the Kirkgate; collection from 5pm.

If you would like to collaborate with us please email us here.


As a charity with limited resources Kirkgate is able to run a programme of events thanks to volunteers. There are many volunteer posts available including Duty Manager, Building Supervisor, Projectionist, Front of House, Bar, Band Champion, Box Office, Film Programming, Marketing, Promotion and Sound Engineer.

We would also welcome additional help with Kirkgate’s Cockermouth Heritage Group.  We are looking for volunteers to help us gather information, catalogue our collections, organise our outreach events and curate our exhibitions.

There are also numerous other supportive roles for events such as washing up, technical support, administrative assistance, poster distribution, building maintenance, film digital asset production.

If you would like to know more about the various positions, please email us here. You can also see much more detailed information about volunteer roles here